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Pirates join with Crisis Center North to say No More  

Second Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Night at PNC Park, Sat., June 4

Crisis Center North and nine other non-profit agencies are partnering with the Pittsburgh Pirates to say NO MORE to domestic violence during the 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Night at PNC Park.

Prior to the Pirates and Angels game on Sat., June 4, Crisis Center North will be on hand for an information fair
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sponsored by the Pirates on at PNC Park on Federal Street from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Attendees can learn how gendered violence impacts their community and how they can take a stand.


"Crisis Center North is excited to continue our partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates in an effort to shape community perceptions about domestic violence, says Grace Coleman, executive director of Crisis Center North. The partnership stresses the importance of male engagement in the issue and underscores the fact that domestic violence is everyone's business."

The awareness night is part of the Father's Day Pledge to End Gender Violence, a month-long campaign by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

With the support of local agencies, community members, and organizations, the campaign is geared toward spreading awareness of domestic violence issues and resources for victims.

All of Pittsburgh needs to come together. Now, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says. I applaud the Pirates and the Pennsylvania coalition against domestic leadership on this critical issue.

We salute the local, civic religious and business leaders who are working together to make Pittsburgh a model for our state in the campaign to end gender violence for the next generation, says PCADV executive director Peg Dierkers.

Interested community members can also support the campaign on social media using the hashtag #FathersDayPledgePA.

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ABOUT CRISIS CENTER NORTH

Crisis Center North aims to empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate community attitudes and behaviors that break the cycle of violence. Crisis Center North's counseling and advocacy services provide aid to nearly 2,000 domestic violence survivors and prevention education to over 17,000 youths each year. Free services also include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and prevention education programs for schools and the community.

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Media contacts:
Lynette Asson at New Place, 412-973-9828 (mobile)
Michael Brayack at Crisis Center North and at June 4 event, 412-961-1892 (office)


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Publish Date: 05-22-2016 18:17:00
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                          CONTACT:      George Hazimanolis
May 17, 2016                                                                                                      412-622-1366
                                                                                                                                 
ghazimanolis@wqed.org



Emmy Award-winning iQ: smartparent Presents
The Family Fun Guide May 26 at 8:30p.m. on WQED-TV

PITTSBURGH” Experts and educators reveal exciting family pastimes that do double-duty: they're fun and educational. In this demonstration-packed episode of the Emmy Award-winning iQ: smartparent, the focus is on the all-important STEM and STEAM skills that are crucial for 21st century kids but there's no reason why mom and dad can't join in the fun, too.

iQ: smartparent The Family Fun Guide premieres Thursday, May 26 at 8:30pm on WQED and is hosted by Darieth Chisolm.
In segments 1 and 2, experts and kids demonstrate the high-tech treasure hunt known as geocaching. Lo Hutelmyer of the non-profit Venture Outdoors and Amber Rooke of the Brashear Association are joined by two children from Brashear Kids to explain how the popular pastime of geocaching promotes critical thinking and math skills.
In segment 3, the guest is Brian Stamford, a curriculum expert from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, a branch of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He shows three fun experiments that blend art and design with science and math exploration.
And in segment 4, guest Shawn Grimes, Director of Technology at Baltimore's Digital Harbor Foundation, reveals tips for parents and kids to learn and collaborate together in a maker space.
This episode also includes a video segment on STEAM education in schools, and provides tips for more effective key word searches for parents who want to learn more about these topics online.
WQED's signature parenting series, iQ: smartparent, seeks to empower parents with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of 21st century digital media and technology. 
WQED launched iQ: smartparent in response to a research study of regional parents (conducted by WQED in spring 2012) who expressed their desire to build their confidence with educational, 21st century media and expand their capacity for co-learning with their digitally savvy children. Through a series of television broadcasts and a robust online community, iQ: smartparent equips parents and caregivers with tools and resources to aid their understanding and use of digital media and technologies for learning. To sign up for more information go to iqsmartparent.org
About Host Darieth Chisolm
Chisolm has worked in the television industry for over 20 years, as news anchor for WPXI-TV Pittsburgh, an NBC-affiliate station, and Channel 11 News on Fox 53. She also owns her own fitness studio, Fullbody Fitness Club, and is passionate about personal health and wellness. She is a seasoned speaker and leader in the Pittsburgh community providing individuals and organizations with strategies and solutions to bring out their best performance and affect positive change. She sits on the board of several community and charitable organizations and has received numerous awards for her news coverage, community service, and professional affiliations. She is also the proud mother of a college freshman.
WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED Create; WQED WORLD; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
iQ: smartparent benefits from the expertise of Common Sense Media, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents find age-appropriate, quality media. Parents can join the conversation online with WQED EDU and #iqsmartparent onFacebookPinterest and TwitteriQ: smartparent is brought to you by WQED Multimedia with generous support from an anonymous donor and The Grable Foundation.




George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
412-622-1366 office
412-370-8802 cell

About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 05-22-2016 17:01:00
 





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2016


Passion defeat Detroit 63-8 to Clinch the NFC Colonial Division Title

The Passion opened up the scoring tonight on a 43 yard run by Catone.  Other 1st half touchdowns were a 40 yard by Catone, a 30 and 34 yard pass from Horton to Hieb, 41 yard punt return by Baker, 40 yard Interception return by Daman and a 33 yard pass from Horton to Baker. The Passion led at the Half 49-8.

Masters opened up the 2nd half scoring on an 8 yard run and Baden closed out the scoring on a 4 yard run.

Offensive leaders tonight were Quarterback Lisa Horton who had 140 yards passing for 3 touchdowns.  Running Back Tara Catone had 4 carries for 142 yards for 2 touchdowns.  Kia Foster
Quarterback Lisa Horton, photo, pittsburghpassion.com
had 6 carries for 87 yards and Laura Baden had  4 carries for 27 and a touchdown.  Wide Receiver Peyton Hieb had 2 receptions for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns.  

The Defensive line of Zubovic, Niedermeyer, Nelko and Zahn kept control of the line of scrimmage all night.  Defensive leaders tonight were Linebacker Hannah Daman who had 8 tackles (1 for loss) and an Interception returned for a touchdown.  Linebacker Jessica Nelko had 9 tackles (4 for loss) and 4 sacks.  Safety Kim Beaver had 4 tackles and 1 interception. Santana Ramsey had 5 tackles, Kim Zubovic had 9 tackles and Chelsea Zahn had 5 tackles.

On Special Teams, Amy Fallon was 9/9 on PAT's and pinned Detroit deep on all of her kickoffs.  Angela Baker had 2 punt returns for 69 yards and a touchdown.

The Passion won the NFC Colonial Division with this victory and it is their 6th Division title in team history.

After a bye week next weekend, the Passion travel to Chicago on June 4, 2016.

For more information and updates on the team, you go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter @pghpassionFB.

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Matt Harkins
Public/Media Relations Director
Pittsburgh Passion

 

Publish Date: 05-22-2016 03:04:00
 






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                CONTACT:              George Hazimanolis
May 18, 2016                                                                                                                      412-622-1366
                                                                                                                                                ghaziman@wqed.org

                                                                                                                                               
WQED MONTHLY ELECTION SPECIALS CONTINUE WITH
ELECTION 2016: EDUCATION

Election initiative includes website with background information

PITTSBURGH WQED's Chris Moore hosts the fourth in a series of local discussion programs focusing on important issues this election year. Election 2016: Education airs Thursday, May 26 at 8pm on WQED-TV.


In this month's Election 2016 program, the focus is education. Host Chris Moore and panelists will take a closer look at subjects like Common Core, the National School Lunch Program and the escalating costs of higher education.

WQED's Chris Moore will moderate a panel discussion that includes:

       Linda Hippert, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit

       Ashley Woodson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Each month, WQED's Election 2016 devotes the entire 30-minutes to a specific topic - chosen based on election polling and issues that are of interest to the Pittsburgh region.

Viewers can access www.wqed.org/election2016 to view past episodes and other election-related content, including an interview with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes on the importance of voter registration.

The first special Election 2016: The Economy and Jobs aired February 25 followed by Election 2016: Health Care on March 31 and Election 2016: National Security on April 21.

About WQED
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 151 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including three Emmy Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster.  WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires.  It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
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George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
412-622-1366 office
412-370-8802 cell



About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 05-21-2016 23:29:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org
 
Joseph & Kathleen Guyaux to be Honored for their 
Dedication to the CLO Guild & Pittsburgh Community
CLOE Award to be Presented at the Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball
Pittsburgh, PA · May 20, 2016  The Pittsburgh CLO Guild is proud to announce that Joseph and Kathleen Guyaux will be honored with the CLOE Award for Community Service at the 61st Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball on June 4 at the
Wyndham Grand Hotel.  The CLOE award was established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to our community.
Joe and Kathy Guyaux have devoted their lives to philanthropic efforts that have benefited Pittsburgh CLO and other notable organizations in our region, such as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Duquesne University. This year, after a distinguished career of more than 40 years in pivotal senior leadership positions, Joe is retiring from PNC and from his role as Chairman of the Board of Pittsburgh CLO, which he held for 9 years, leading the organization to a new level of unprecedented achievement, including the Paris and Broadway premieres of An American in Paris, and the founding of the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret Theater and The National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
The 61st Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball, co-chaired by Heidi and Joe Orlando and Laurie and Rich Mushinsky, will be held on Saturday, June 4 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and will showcase our summer production of CHICAGO with a themed evening titled Razzle Dazzle'em. This incredible evening will include the sale of Pink Boxes, a Silent Auction, dynamic performances highlighting the 2016 Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season, dinner and dancing.
Proceeds from the Ball support Pittsburgh CLO's arts education programs such as the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, CLO Summer Internship Program and the CLO Mini-Stars. The Guild also offers college scholarship assistance to deserving students pursuing the performing arts.  For additional information or ball reservations, please contact Andrew Frey at 412-281-3973x234 orafrey@pittsburghclo.org.
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 20 Broadway shows (29 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of On Your Feet, An American in Paris, Kinky Boots and Matilda The Musical. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, the National High School Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 05-20-2016 16:15:00
 




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WAGNER PRAISES PAT MOVE TO ADD TRIPS TO UNDERSERVED AREAS


MEDIA CONTACT: Lou Takacs, Communications Director


(Pittsburgh) May 19, 2016    Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner lauded today's recommendation by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) administration to bolster service
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to neighborhoods in Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills, and Pittsburgh.

I am extremely pleased that PAT's leadership has agreed to the repeated requests of residents of these neighborhoods and their advocates for more service. For many in these communities and others, public transit access is not a luxury, but is essential to getting to jobs that do not fall within regular business hours. A ˜most livable' city cannot leave whole neighborhoods cut off from opportunity, and this decision takes encouraging steps toward meeting the needs of some of these areas, Wagner said.

Last week, Wagner issued a financial report showing that the County's Alcoholic Beverage and Vehicle Rental taxes have produced a $16 million surplus in a fund that by law must be used for public transit. She urged that these funds be put to immediate use for service improvements.

New state funding and the increased local economic activity that has produced the transit fund surplus give us the opportunity and the obligation to connect all of our communities to areas that are prospering. More neighborhoods remain where this need must be addressed, and we also must continue steps to modernize the system so that it attracts new ridership. PAT has taken encouraging steps with the upcoming fare changes and now with this announcement, but further advances must continue to be made, Wagner said.


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Follow Controller Wagner on Twitter @AC_Controller and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/alleghenycontroller. Visit the Controller's website at alleghenycontroller.com.

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About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 21:24:00
 





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media ContactsShaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch: 2016 SNC
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
I'LL HAVE ANOTHERWORLD TOUR
WORLD RENOWNED A CAPPELLA GROUP
LAUNCHES 20TH ANNIVERSARY TREK
DATES GET UNDERWAY OCTOBER 14 IN RENO, NV
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 | BENDEUM CENTER | PITTSBURGH, PA
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

photo credit LeAnn Meuller


Pittsburgh, PA”Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of the I'll Have AnotherWorld Tour. The North American leg which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the a cappella group's formation in 1996 and first show at Indiana University begins October 14th at Reno, NV's Grand Theatre and then continues into 2017 with a January 3rd finale at Kahului, HI's Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
In Pittsburgh, Straight No Chaser will appear at the Benedum Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $49.25 to $74.25. For information, visit www.TrustArts.org, call (412) 456-6666, or visit the Theater Square Box Office in person at 655 Penn Avenue. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Straight No Chaser will fly and cover hotel costs for two lucky winners to attend any Straight No Chaser show of their choosing within the Continental US. For complete ticket information and other news, please see www.sncmusic.com/tour.

Meanwhile, Straight No Chaser's hugely successful The New Old Fashioned Tour concludes with a series of upcoming summer shows, highlighted by a two night weekend spectacular at Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl with the one and only Weird Al Yankovic, set for July 22nd and 23rd.

The I'll Have AnotherWorld Tour follows Straight No Chaser's most recent release, 2015's THE NEW OLD FASHIONED. The album sees the renowned group bringing their unique touch and inimitable vocal style to a stunning range of contemporary standards spanning The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face and Hozier's Take Me To Church to Radiohead's Creep and Bob Dylan's tender Make You Feel My Love. THE NEW OLD FASHIONED further features a number of Straight No Chaser's incomparable medleys, including Beggin'/Counting Stars (blending favorites from Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and One Republic) and On The Road Again/I Play The Road (originally by Willie Nelson and Zac Brown Band, respectively).
THE I'LL HAVE ANOTHERWORLD TOUR 2016-2017
OCTOBER
14        Reno, NV  Grand Theatre
15        Las Vegas, NV  The Smith Center
16        Riverside, CA  Fox Performing Arts Center
17        Tucson, AZ  Fox Tucson Theater
19        Colorado Springs, CO  Pikes Peak Center
21        Denver, CO  Paramount Theatre
22        Cheyenne, WY  Cheyenne Civic Center
23        Manhattan, KS  McCain Auditorium
26        Fort Smith, AR  Fort Smith Convention Center
27        Oklahoma City, OK  Civic Center Music Hall
28        Dallas, TX  McFarlin Auditorium
29        Austin, TX  Long Center
30        Houston, TX  Cullen Theater
NOVEMBER
1          Pensacola, FL  Saenger Theatre
2          New Orleans, LA  Civic Theatre
3          Knoxville, TN  Tennessee Theatre
4          Toledo, OH  Stranahan Theater
6          St. Louis, MO  Fox Theatre
10        Erie, PA  Warner Theatre
11        State College, PA  Eisenhower Auditorium
12        Allentown, PA  Miller Symphony Hall TWO SHOWS
13        Wilmington, DE  Grand Opera House TWO SHOWS
15        Roanoke, VA  Berglund Center
16        Macon, GA  Grand Opera House
17        Nashville, TN  Ryman Auditorium
18        Charlotte, NC  Ovens Auditorium
19        Atlanta, GA  Fox Theatre
20        Durham, NC  Durham Performing Arts Center
25        Grand Rapids, MI  DeVos Performance Hall
26        Appleton, WI  Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
27        Minneapolis, MN  Pantages Theater
29        Montreal, QC  Theatre Maisonneuve
DECEMBER
1          New York, NY  Beacon Theatre
2          Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun
4          Hershey, PA  Hershey Theatre
6          Pittsburgh, PA  Benedum Center
7          Normal, IL  Braden Auditorium
8          Milwaukee, WI  Riverside Theater
9          Rockford, IL  Coronado Theatre
10        Detroit, MI  Fox Theatre
11        Cleveland, OH  State Theatre TWO SHOWS
13        Fort Wayne, IN  Embassy Theatre
14        Bloomington, IN  Indiana University Auditorium
15        South Bend, IN  Morris Performing Arts Center
16        Columbus, OH  Palace Theatre
17        Chicago, IL  Civic Opera House TWO SHOWS
18        Evansville, IN  Old National Events Plaza
20        Cincinnati, OH  Aronoff Center
21        Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre at Old National Center
22        Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre at Old National Center
23        Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre at Old National Center TWO SHOWS
27        Seattle, WA  Paramount Theatre
28        Portland, OR  Keller Auditorium
29        San Francisco, CA  Davies Symphony Hall
31        Phoenix, AZ  Mesa Arts Center
JANUARY
2          Honolulu, HI  Blaisedell Concert Hall
3          Kahului, HI  Maui Arts & Cultural Center
19        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel
20        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel
21        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel TWO SHOWS
22        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel TWO SHOWS
More dates to be added. www.sncmusic.com/tour
Contact: Ashley White, Atlantic Records 512.436.9260
Ashley.White@atlanticrecords.com
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 21:09:00
 




DARRELL SCOTT
Scott's rich voice turns every lyric”about love, loss, work, hanging out, and more love”into nuggets of wisdom -Acoustic Magazine
 
(PITTSBURGH, PA)” CALLIOPE WELCOMES DARRELL SCOTT TO THE ROOTS CELLAR (SHADYSIDE) ON THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 AT 7:30 PM.
Tickets and information are available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by calling the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets: $30* / $10* (full-time student ID) **PLUS handling fee

Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Darrell will be touring in 2016 in support of his new CD Couchville Sessions. Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning Long Time Gone and Heartbreak Town. When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant's Band of Joy.


Darrell Scott from Darrell Scott.com

Career Highlights:
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song  Long Time Gone Dixie Chicks 2003
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance  The Second Mouse 2001
Americana 2007 Song of the Year  Hank Williams' Ghost
Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002
NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001
 
Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: Dixie Chicks, Keb Mo, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Maura O'Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw
Recorded With: Steve Earle, Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jon Pousette-Dart, Ginny Hawker, Malcolm Holcombe, John McCusker, Allison Moorer, Jessie Alexander, Randy Travis
Production: Guy Clark, Susan Werner, Wayne Scott
Visit his website at http://www.darrellscott.com/.


Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
-- 
Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Marketing Manager
Calliope
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 05:49:00
 




For Immediate Release
May 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEPARTS FOR EUROPEAN TOUR ON MAY 17

Orchestra will be joined by soloists Daniil Trifonov, Martin Grubinger, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Leonidas Kavakos

PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck depart for a 14-concert European Tour on May 17. The orchestra will return to Pittsburgh on June 5. Along with concerts in four countries, this tour includes a collaboration with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, a live simulcast to Heinz Hall and a chamber music performance at a former concentration camp.

The tour will take the orchestra to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. The concerts on the tour include:
        May 20: at the Kuppelsall in Hannover, Germany, with percussionist Martin Grubinger
        May 21: at the Die Glocke in Bremen, Germany, with pianist Daniil Trifonov
        May 22: at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 23: at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 25: at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 26: at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with Martin Grubinger
        May 27: at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 28: at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with violinist Leonidas Kavakos
        May 29: at the Festival House in Bregenz, Austria, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 31: at the Stadt-Casino in Basel, Switzerland, with Daniil Trifonov
        June 1: at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, with Daniil Trifonov
        June 2: at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        June 3: at the Philharmonie Am Gasteig in Munich, Germany with Daniil Trifonov
        June 4: at the Philharmonie Am Gasteig in Munich, Germany with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

Grubinger, photo credit Felix Broede

The tour program features Tchaikovsky's Symphonies No. 4, 5 and 
6; Beethoven's Coriolan Overture; DvoЕ™Гk's Carnival Overture; Haydn's Symphony No. 93; Hartl's Percussion Concerto (with Grubinger); Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Trifonov); Berg's Violin Concerto (with Kavakos); DvoЕ™Гk's  Violin Concerto (with Mutter); and Strauss's Elektra Symphonic Rhapsody ” arranged by Manfred Honeck and TomГs Ille.  

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The concert at the Berlin Philharmonie on May 22 will be simulcast via satellite on the big screen at Heinz Hall at 2 p.m. EST. The program features Beethoven'sCoriolan Overture, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, PathГtique. The concert is free but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved online at pittsburghsymphony.org/berlin or by phone at 412-392-4900. The concert will also be livestreamed on the Pittsburgh Symphony's website.The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to thank and recognize Echo International and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh chapter, for their sponsorship of the Berlin live stream at Heinz Hall.

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During the tour, the Clarion Quartet, a quartet of Pittsburgh Symphony musicians ” Jennifer Orchard and Marta Krechkovsky, violins; Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola; and Bronwyn Banerdt, cello ” will perform at the Terezin Memorial in the Czech Republic on May 24. Terezin was a Jewish ghetto, prison and transit station to death camps in the East during World War II. The quartet's focus is entartete (degenerate) music, music by composers who were suppressed during the Third Reich. The performance will begin at 3:30 p.m. CET at the Attic, which hosted many cultural events while the camp was active. The concert will include Viktor Ullmann's Quartet No. 3, which was written at Theresienstadt when Ullmann was a prisoner there.


The 2016 European Tour marks the eighth collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Allegheny Conference on Economic Development/Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, representatives from which will join the symphony during its tour and host events around the symphony's concerts in Brussels and Munich to promote economic development in Pittsburgh.

International touring is made possible, in part, by the Hillman Endowment for International Performances. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2016 European Tour is dedicated to the memory of Elsie Hillman. The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to thank and recognize Ensinger for its supporting sponsorship of the Stuttgart concert and BNY Mellon for its supporting partnership of the Frankfurt and June 4 Munich concerts. The engagement at the Dresden Music Festival is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

MANFRED HONECK has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season. Together with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Honeck's widely celebrated performances and distinctive interpretations continue to receive international recognition. To great acclaim, Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra regularly perform in major music capitals and festivals, among them the BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Grafenegg Festival, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have also built a close relationship with the Musikverein in Vienna. Following a week-long residency in 2012, they will return once again for three performances in the course of an extensive tour of Europe in spring 2016.  

Honeck's successful work with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been extensively documented on recordings with the Reference and Exton labels. The first SACD released by Reference Records of Strauss tone poems, drew rave reviews. The second recording, of DvoЕ™Гk's Symphony No. 8 and the Symphonic Suite from JanГД ek's opera JenЕfa, conceptualized by Honeck himself, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 was released in February 2015 to critical acclaim, including a second Grammy nomination, and Beethoven 5 & 7 was released in November 2015. The next recording, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and a suite of DvoЕ™Гk's Rusalka, will be released on May 13. Several recordings, among them Mahler's Symphony No. 4, which won a 2012 International Classical Music Award, are also available on the Japanese label Exton.

As a guest conductor, Honeck has worked with the world's leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome. In the United States, Honeck has conducted the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is also a regular guest at the Verbier Festival. In 2013, Honeck gave his successful debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, resulting in a CD recording of DvoЕ™Гk together with Anne-Sophie Mutter for Deutsche Grammophon, which received an Echo Klassik award in 2014. The 2015-2016 season sees him return to Bamberg, Stuttgart, Rome, Stockholm and New York, as well as the Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among others.

Born in Austria, Honeck received his musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Many years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and at the helm of the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. Honeck began his career as assistant to Claudio Abbado in Vienna. Subsequently, he was engaged by the Zurich Opera House, where he was bestowed the prestigious European Conductor's Award in 1993. Honeck was one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig and in Oslo, he assumed the post of music director at the Norwegian National Opera and was engaged as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2000 to 2006, he was music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm and, from 2008 to 2011, principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he resumed for another three years at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season.

From 2007 to 2011, Honeck was music director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart where he conducted premieres including Berlioz's Les Troyens, Mozart's Idomeneo, Verdi's Aida, Richard Strauss's Rosenkavalier, Poulenc's Dialogues des CarmГlites and Wagner's Lohengrin and Parsifal, as well as numerous symphonic concerts. His operatic guest appearances include Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, ThГГctre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and the Salzburg Festival.

Honeck has received honorary doctorates from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and, most recently, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Moreover, he has been artistic director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for more than 20 years.



The PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, celebrating 120 years of music in 2016, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras. Visit pittsburghsymphony.org
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In PittsburghContact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org

Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org

In Europe Contact: PR2 classic
Gabriele Schiller
Phone: +49 221 38 10 63 
| email: office@pr2classic.de

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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 01:53:00
 

SBA Locally Recognizes Philadelphia's FINANTA as SBA National Award Winner on May 10th



FINANTA is SBA's #1 Mission-Focused Lender for Facilitating Assistance to Small Businesses in Underserved Markets  

PHILADELPHIA  U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta locally recognize SBA national award winner, Philadelphia-based FINancing And Technical Assistance (FINANTA), with FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz on May 10 at 2 p.m. FINANTA is the second-ever recipient of SBA's Jody C. Raskind Lender Award, a recognition presented to a mission-focused lender that has distinguished itself in helping small businesses start, grow and expand. Media are invited to attend.
The award was jointly presented May 1 by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Associate Administrator for Capital Access, Ann Marie Mehlum, to FINANTA's President, Luis E. Mora-Rechnitz in Washington, D.C.
WHO: Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator
Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director
Luis Mora-Rechnitz, President, FINANTA
WHAT:   FINANTA locally recognized as SBA's number one mission-focused lender; media tour with interview and photo opportunities
WHEN:    May 10 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: 1301 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

It's absolutely wonderful to see our local partner, FINANTA, receive such a prestigious award for the great things they do for small businesses, particularly those in underserved markets, said Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director. I'm very proud to see Philadelphia's own FINANTA garner this exceptional distinction for the work Luis and his team do, and for the incredible impact of the role that they play, in helping small businesses start, grow and succeed.

SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy District Director Michael Kane, seen here with FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz


The Jody C. Raskind Award was presented for the first time in 2015 to honor mission lenders that demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the creation, growth and expansion of small businesses in underserved markets with a demonstrable impact on the communities it serves. Jody Raskind led the SBA Office of Microlending for many years, and was widely known in the microlending community for her commitment and dedication to small businesses, particularly in underserved areas. She died in 2014.
FINANTA was created in 1996, and has since distinguished itself for delivering services such as access to capital, technical assistance and credit building to low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs and first-time homebuyers in Philadelphia who face cultural, social and language barriers. This approach has allowed FINANTA to help economically disadvantaged businesses to succeed for the long-term and create 1,500 jobs, and individuals and families who are borrowing for the first time, with more than 1,200 loans totaling over $45 million.

For 20 years, FINANTA has economically empowered Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs through its lending and technical assistance services, said FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz. We have distinguished ourselves by delivering services in a way which is acutely conscious of the cultural, social, and language barriers many of our clients encounter. FINANTA's innovative approach to economic self-sufficiency comes from years of research that led us to emphasize credit-building as the foundation for growth. The Jody C. Raskind award is a great honor for us and I'm very proud that FINANTA has won it.
FINANTA participates in SBA's Microloan and PRIME Programs, and is a Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution.  In FY2015, FINANTA closed 185 SBA Microloans for $1.6 million, making it the fourth highest-ranking SBA Microlender in terms of both number and dollars of microloans closed in the country. 
As part of its PRECAPS (PRE-CAPital = credit building training + borrowing) lending model, FINANTA has made 796 loans ranging from $600 - $25,000, totaling $4 million since it established this model. Ninety-seven percent of these loans were directed to minority borrowers ranging from low-income to extremely low-income. This focus on very low income populations is widely acknowledged as some of the most difficult but critical microlending to do successfully.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
National Small Business Week is an annual event organized by SBA to recognize the achievements of the top small businesses in the nation and recognizes the small business community's contribution to the American economy. Since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year's National Small Business Week was recognized from May 1-7 with national events planned in Washington, D.C., New York, Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix, Oakland and San Jose, Calif. SBA's Eastern Pennsylvania awards are local observances of the annual Presidentially-designated National Small Business Week.
SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta will present the 2016 Small Business Week Awards at the annual SBA Day at the Ballpark eventJune 8The event is open to the media. The awards ceremony begins at 10 a.m.June 8 with a luncheon at the XFINITY Live! Philadelphia restaurant at 1100 Pattison Ave. (tickets available: www.xfinityLive.com/SBADay) followed by a 1:05 p.m. Phillies game at nearby Citizens Bank Park (tickets available:www.phillies.com/sbaday). The event is cosponsored by Constant Contact and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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To request interviews or photos, contact Robert Goza, SBA's Public Information Officer in the Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, at 610-382-3084 orrobert.goza@sba.gov.
Cosponsorship Authorization #16-0303-111. SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Robert Goza, 610-382-3084.


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Publish Date: 04-25-2016 18:04:00
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
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 PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
 PNC BROADWAY IN PITTSBURGH
20162017 SEASON



Pittsburgh, PA” The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season.  The series proudly features four major 2015 Tony Award Winners for Best Play (A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME), Best Musical (FUN HOME), Best Musical Revival (THE KING AND I) and Best Choreography (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS).  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2017 Summer Season and the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2016-17 series. The stellar season also includes the brand new original comedy smash SOMETHING ROTTEN! 


The 2016-17 season features season special favorites, like the return of the timeless love story, DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE and KINKY BOOTS following its hugely successful first engagement in 2015.  And, by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played record breaking and sold out runs in 2013 and 2014 also returns to Pittsburgh's Cultural District.  Additional Season Specials include the Irish dance phenomenon RIVERDANCE and CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE, the new classic comedy featuring the most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series Cheers.

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The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America and features new touring Broadway shows and revivals direct from New York City stages. The season regularly showcases the most current Tony Award-winning performances along with returning blockbuster events and time-honored classics to all ages. Offering something for everyone, these seven season presentations and five Broadway specials contribute to the city's reputation as a major destination for arts, culture, and entertainment, attracting millions of visitors each year. The PNC Foundation is the presenting sponsor of this series that distinguishes this region and demonstrates the richness of Pittsburgh's cultural amenities. The series not only serves as an engine of economic growth but showcases Pittsburgh to residents and visitors alike.


2016 - 2017 SEASON EVENTS
FINDING NEVERLAND
Benedum Center
October 18 - 23, 2016
Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash captures the kid-at-heart, saysTIME Magazine. Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-winning film starring Johnny Depp, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is far and away the best musical of the year! (NPR).

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A CHRISTMAS STORY
Benedum Center
November 22 27, 2016
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (You'll shoot your eye out kid! ). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family. The New York Times writes I was dazzled. You'd have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Heinz Hall
January 3 8, 2017
Hailed as One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway by The New York Times, this dazzling (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.  Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Benedum Center
January 31 February 5, 2017
Welcome to the ˜90s ” the 1590s ” long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as The Bard. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self and all that jazz. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals ” those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point! From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of MormonSOMETHING ROTTEN! is Broadway's big, fat hit! (New York Post). 

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THE KING AND I
Benedum Center
April 4 9, 2017
Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award-Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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FUN HOME
Heinz Hall
April 11 16, 2017
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The groundbreaking, life affirming and exquisite new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, FUN HOME is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway. (The New York Times)

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Benedum Center
May 30 June 11, 2017
Presented in collaboration with the Pittsburgh CLO, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!
The New York Times raves, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy! and the Wall Street Journal declares, Once you've seen it, you'll find it hard to settle for less ever again. Don't miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Pittsburgh on its first national tour!
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season ticket holders will be seated May 30-June 4.

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 2016 2017 SEASON SPECIALS
Season ticket holders receive exclusive deals on great seats. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites patrons to take full advantage of all season ticket holder perks, including the ability to secure seats to season specials at the best price before they go on sale to the public. Season specials”listed below”are not part of the 2016-17 ticket season.
Season ticket holders are permitted to swap tickets from one of the season shows into another season show or one of the specials.
Some restrictions may apply. Additional charges for differences in ticket price may apply. Call the Cultural Trust's guest services department at 412-456-1390 for more information.



KINKY BOOTS
Benedum Center
September 20 25, 2016
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS! CBS News

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CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE
Heinz Hall
December 27, 2016 January 1, 2017
Take a break from all your worries. Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series in Cheers Live on Stage.
A classic comedy performed in two acts, Cheers Live on Stage will feature the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar, where drinking all day is the Norm!  Audiences will get to laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff and Norm, as Sam Mayday Malone and Diane Buzzkill Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight!   A special VIP package will allow patrons to get in on the action and join the cast up on stage pre-show for a photo and a beer.
Cheers, ranked one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, aired for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993.  It garnered top 10 ratings for seven of its eleven seasons and often earned the number one ranking in the weekly Nielsens.   The show received 26 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.
The live show adaptation will be brought to life on-stage by Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment. 

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THE BOOK OF MORMON
Benedum Center
February 21 26, 2017
The New York Times calls it the best musical of the century.  The Washington Post says, It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals. And Entertainment Weekly says, Grade A: the funniest musical of all time. Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal. It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical.  This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.


RIVERDANCE
Benedum Center
March 17 March 19, 2017
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.  Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.  www.riverdance.com.



DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
Heinz Hall
May 23 28, 2017
DIRTY DANCING THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE returns to Pittsburgh!  The unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing has been seen by millions across the globe.  This timeless love story features the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I've Had) The Time Of My Life. London's Sunday Express says This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!
It's the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ˜Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort's staff quarters, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort's sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby's life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny's leading lady, both on-stage and off.
Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation.  You'll have the time of your life!  For more information, please visithttp://us.dirtydancingontour.com/.

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-Christopher-Tierney-as-Johnny-and-the-company-of-the-North-American-tour.
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TICKETS 
Season tickets range from $162-$568.  Single tickets will go on sale approximately 6-8 weeks in advance of the show's opening for most events.  Group discounts apply to orders of 10 tickets or more for most events.
SEASON TICKETS: TrustArts.org/Broadway | 412-456-1390
GROUP ORDERS: TrustArts.org/GroupSales | 412-471-6930
For more information, please visit www.TrustArts.org.
PRE-SHOW TALKS The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to offer pre-show talks for the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series.  How do you prepare to see a Broadway musical? And how do you know you've had a good time?  Ticket holders are invited to join Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic for KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for Know The Show Before You Go.  Know The Show Before You Go provides educational and background information on each of the Broadway performances, aiming to further deepen each patron's theatrical experience.  Select company members are interviewed at the Trust Arts Education Center (805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on certain nights of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series performances.  Know The Show Before You Go does not take place for Season Special performances.  For more information, please visit www.TrustArts.org/KnowTheShow.
Do not miss the TONY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY on Sunday, June 12 at the Cabaret at Theater Square.The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents this special evening celebrating Broadway's biggest night. This event includes a broadcast viewing, drinks, appetizers, games, giveaways and more!  Doors open at 7 pm. Broadcast begins at 8pm. Must be 21+ to attend. Trust Members can purchase discounted tickets. For questions, contact members@trustarts.org
Please note: Cabaret menu service will not be available prior to the event.


TRUST MEMBERSHIP
Starting at the $50 level, you can join us at complimentary cast parties, meet and greets and other fantastic events all year long! Every time that you come to the theater, take pride in knowing your support helped to make these exceptional productions possible. We rely on the generosity of people like you to maintain this level of programming.
· Add your donation to the order 
· Give online at TrustArts.org/support 
· Contribute by phone when you call to subscribe.
For more information, visit TrustArts.org/support.




BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet, The Producers and Waitress.  Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.




PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST 
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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Publish Date: 03-29-2016 23:40:00
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
 

Images available:  Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Pressroom
Search: 2016 The Illusionists
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY„c
COMES TO PITTSBURGH

HEINZ HALL | APRIL 19th-24th, 2016
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 
Pittsburgh, PA” On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY„c will visit Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh on April 19 through April 24, 2016 during a 25 city U.S. tour. The New York Times raved the show is, A High-Tech Magic Extravaganza.  THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY„c is a season special part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America. 


THE ILLUSIONISTS is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, Road Show Entertainment LLC, and The Production Office. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show's creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan. 
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS hasshattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages witha mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This blockbuster theatrical show has dazzled sold-out audiences worldwide. 
Creative Producer Simon Painter said, We can't wait to bring this electrifying show to Pittsburgh for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage. For more information visit www.theillusionistslive.com
In Pittsburgh, performances of THE ILLUSIONISTS at Heinz Hall will be Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($26-$72) are available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org


For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visit www.TrustArts.org.  For more information about subscriptions to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org.  Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930, email groupsales@TrustArts.org or visit www.TrustArts.org/groupsales


About The Performers 
The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are as follows. 
The Anti-Conjuror
The ManipulatorYu Ho-Jin
Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 Magician of the Year, by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the FГdГration Internationale des SociГtГs Magiques, also known as the Olympics of Magic.
  
The Anti-ConjurorDan Sperry
Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary America's Got Talent appearance.  

The TricksterJeff Hobson 
Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don't be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.  

The EscapologistAndrew Basso
Italy's star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.  

The InventorKevin James
Kevin James known for innovative illusions, is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.  


The Weapon MasterBen Blaque
Ben Blaque has established himself as America's foremost master of the crossbow after appearing four times on America's Got Talent. He performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant. 


The DeceptionistJames More
James More's modern approach to magic, involving fast-paced, high-risk illusion, combined with his good looks and charisma, have been witnessed by millions of people around the world. No camera tricks or special edits what you see is what you get. He takes the art of illusion to new heights, with a performance that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
For more information visit www.theillusionistslive.com
Stay connected with the magic and follow the official Instagram, Facebook and YouTube (@TheIllusionistsLive) and Twitter (@Illusionists7); #TheIllusionists. 



SIMON PAINTER, CREATIVE PRODUCERSimon Painter is a visionary creative theatrical producer who hails from London.  Simon started his career on stage as a classical violinist, and performed the lead role for Spirit of the Dance in Las Vegas. The first show he produced, Le Grand Cirque smashed box office records at the Sydney Opera House selling over 40,000 tickets in 10 days. His two subsequent productions, Aerial Dreams and Adrenaline also broke records in Sydney and across the world and achieved critical acclaim. In 2010 Simon had five versions of Le Grand Cirque playing concurrently.  In late 2010 Simon joined forces with Australian producer and close friend Tim Lawson and began assembling the greatest magical minds from a wide spectrum of disciplines. His production of The Illusionists has already performed to record breaking crowds in theatres and arenas across the globe including Australia, Mexico, Latin America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible, Simon's current projects include Le Noir (The Dark Side of Cirque) and Illusionists 2.0, both of which are currently playing extensive international tours. Simon also presented a third installment of The Illusionists (The Illusionists 1903) in January 2015. 


TIM LAWSON, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tim Lawson is the CEO of TML Enterprises, servicing Australia and international territories with first class musicals and family entertainment with productions spanning across over 100 cities in 20 countries. Australasian theatrical touring credits include Sweet Charity, Buddy The Musical, Jolson starring Rob Guest, Spirit of the Dance, Oh! What A Night, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, It's A Dad Thing!, Weary The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop, Shout! The Musical, Brave Men Run In Our Family, Jekyll and Hyde starring Brad Little and The Rocky Horror Show narrated by Richard O' Brien. Tim's award winning production of A Chorus Line transferred to the prestigious London Palladium, and his production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recently completed a 13 month tour. With partner Simon Painter, credits include Le Grand Cirque, Ariel Dreams, Adrenaline, Le Noir The Dark Side of Cirque, The Illusionists and The Illusionists 2.0, all enjoying record breaking success and extensive international arena and theatrical touring. The Illusionists 1903 - The Golden Age of Magic premieres in Australia in January 2015. www.tmlenterprises.com


MagicSpace EntertainmentMagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year.  Broadway credits include Donny & Marie A Broadway ChristmasThe Who's TommyAmerican Idiot and RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway.  National tour credits include Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starring in Mythbusters - Behind The MythsAlton Brown LiveMannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Donny & Marie ChristmasRAIN A Tribute to the Beatles, David Copperfield, Jesus Christ SuperstarA Chorus Line and concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher, and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few.  Museum exhibitions produced on the road include the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition and Diana A Celebration. MagicSpace Entertainment has offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT.  www.magicspace.net 


BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions includeBeautifulChicago, Fiddler on the RoofFinding NeverlandMillion Dollar QuartetHairspray, On Your FeetThe Producers and Waitress.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. 

About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 03-26-2016 13:17:00
 







PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 
THE NEW NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION OF
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by JACK O'BRIEN
PREMIERES IN PITTSBURGH, MARCH 22-27, 2016
AT THE BENEDUM CENTER
TICKETS ARE ON SALE! 
Pittsburgh, PA” Tickets are on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Pittsburgh premiere March 22-27, 2016, at the Benedum Center,
Kerstin Anderson as 'Maria Rainer'
Photo: Matthew Murphy
237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, as part of a North American tour.
Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($45-$95) for THE SOUND OF MUSIC can be purchased at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue and online atTrustArts.org/Broadway. To charge tickets by phone, call (412) 456-4800, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from Noon 4:00 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (412) 471-6930.
On Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh ticket holders are invited to attend a 30 minutes free pre-performance talk, Know the Show Before You Go, held at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue.  To make a reservation and for more information, visit: www.TrustArts.org/knowtheshow.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America. For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visitwww.TrustArts.org.

Ben Davis, Captain von Trapp
BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La BohГme) will play Captain Georg von Trapp and MELODY BETTS will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, DAN TRACY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by JEREMY MICHAEL LANUTI (Friedrich), MARIA SUZANNE KNASEL (Louisa), QUINN ERICKSON (Kurt), SVEA ELIZABETH JOHNSON (Brigitta), MACKENZIE CURRIE (Marta) and AUDREY BENNETT (Gretl).
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is also introducing Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, KERSTIN ANDERSON as
Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned.  This is her first national tour.
Director O'Brien had this to say about his leading lady. In looking over a great American classic, like THE SOUND OF MUSIC, sometimes you stumble on something you wonder if anyone ever saw before.  For instance, I was privileged to actually see Mary Martin in the original production ” as I was myself just a junior at the University of Michigan.  She was a great star, and she was giving a ˜great star's' performance.  She was at the apex of her career, and she was both brilliant and 46 years old.  But in reading it privately, something caught my eye:  Maria is probably, as a postulant, no more than six or seven years older than Liesl!



 She may be many things ” a country lass, a climber-of-trees, a young renegade, but she is clearly NOT an established star!  How interesting!  I've always believed Maria was a ˜star-making' part, rather than the leading role we remember from the movies and our experience; so I went looking for someone with star-making magic.  And in through the audition door one day walked Kerstin Anderson, still studying at Pace University in New York.  She opened her mouth, she sang, and the tears welled up in my eyes.  If ever there were an enchanting young woman standing on the brink of discovery ” this was it!  And now, the discovery is about to be all of ours!  Please, as I do ” welcome her!
The ensemble includes Carey Rebecca Brown, Ronald L. Brown, CГitlГn Burke, Christopher Carl, Kyla Carter, Patton Chandler, Daniella Dalli, Elisabeth Evans, Donna Garner, Meghan Hales, Jenavene Hester, Adam Hill, Darren Matthias, Kelly McCormick, Julia Osborne, Andrea Ross, Brent Schindele, Jim Schubin and Lucas Schultz.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. This new production is directed by Jack O'Brien (credits include: Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia), choreographed by Danny Mefford (Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Brief Encounter, The Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (Tony Award nominee: 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Jane Greenwood, costume design (2014 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), Natasha Katz, lighting design (Five-time Tony Award winner: An American in Paris, Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Ken Travis, sound design (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis). Casting by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, CSA.

"Do, Re, Mi"

According to director Jack O'Brien, THE SOUND OF MUSIC has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might be time to look once more, and more closely, at this remarkable work which, I feel, begins to reveal itself as deeper, richer, and more powerful than ever. It's no longer ˜your mother's' familiar SOUND OF MUSIC. We are tearing off the varnish of the past from one of the great glories of our theatergoing experience and making it fresh! This is an opportunity we've all longed to create!
Producer Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment) said, It's a great privilege to bring this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical to theaters across North America. We hope that people of all ages will continue to fall in love with it for the first time, or all over again, and that it will truly become one of their ˜favorite things.' From our distinguished team led by the creative master Jack O'Brien, audiences can expect a truly magnificent production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
"Edelweiss"

In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, THE SOUND OF MUSICcontinues to be the world's most beloved musical.  When a major national tour was suggested, I not only agreed, but was willing to roll up my sleeves and do whatever I could to fashion a new stage production that would re-engage today's theatergoing public. The show was originally created for Broadway, and seeing it on stage only reinforces the power of the story and the score. And with Jack O'Brien at the directorial helm well, we simply couldn't do better. Landing somewhere between The Coast of Utopia and Hairspray (shows for which Jack won the Tony), his production is smart, focused, and surprising.  
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013; and 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Edelweiss and the title song.
For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com.
www.instagram.com/SoundOfMusicOnTour 


About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 03-19-2016 12:08:00
 


MEDIA ALERT:

Glass Slipper Ball Featuring the Best of the Chefs Presented by Diehl Toyota


What: This Premier Chef Event is a Magical Evening of Food, Wine, Live Music, Dancing and Fairy Tales come true.  The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs is designed to build Awareness and Funding for effective, grass roots Women's Initiatives providing Education Opportunities for Women and Girls and keeping them safe, happy and healthy.

Who:  Thirteenth Annual Glass Slipper Ball, Organized by Team Effort Events

Why: The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs provides Critical Visibililty, Increased Awareness and Beneficial Relationships, greatly improving the chances for success of organizations who are on the front lines working hard to combat such atrocities as Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Female Genital Mutilation.

Who Should Attend: Those who want to "Party with a Purpose"

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7 PM to Midnight
Where: Double Tree by Hilton, Cranberry 

Media Contact:

Debra Dion Krischke
Team Effort Events
251 Westvue Road
Wexford, Pa. 15090
724-935-6100
debra@teameffortevents.com

Additional Information:  http://glassslipperball.com

Other Annual produced around the country by Team Effort Events include The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs established in Pittsburgh in 2004, in Colorado Springs in 2006 and Naples in 2009;  The Inspried Women's Conference established in 2011 and Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis first produced in 2007.

Upcoming Events in Pittsburgh:  

Inspired Women Paying it Forward

April 6, 2016
July 14, 2016
October 6, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Cranberry
910 Sheraton Dr, Mars, PA 16046

http://www.inspiredwomen.com/

9th Annual Cocktails & Cuisine for Women in Crisis 
 Friday, May 20, 2016 
The Woodlands Foundation in Bradford Woods

CrisisCenterNorth.org 




About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 03-09-2016 21:10:00
 

Director of SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership Keynote Speaker at Women's Summit in Reading, PA

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Erin Andrew, director of the Office of Women's Business Opportunities for the U.S. Small Business Administration, is keynote speaker at the W.E. R.O.A.R. Summit (Women Entrepreneurs, Relationships, Opportunities, Assistance and Resources). The free event is Wed., March 30, from5 to 8 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in Reading, Pa. Media are invited.


Women business owners and entrepreneurs attending the event have the unique opportunity to access resources and learn ways to make their businesses grow and prosper. The program is a collaboration among State Senator Judy Schwank, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center, Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corporation, and Tompkins VIST Bank. 

The SBA is committed to identifying opportunities to the challenges women entrepreneurs continue to face. As Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs around the country and they've told me about the challenges they face including access to capital, access to markets, and limited resources to scale their businesses, Andrew said. Women business owners and entrepreneurs are critical to the strength and vitality of our local, state, and national economies.  Our SBA programs, coordinated through the District Office, help women overcome the unique challenges and obstacles in achieving success.  
The SBA is excited to support and participate in W.E. R.O.A.R. Women owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community, and opportunities continue to grow for women in Federal contracting and other area, said Antonio (Tony) Leta, director of SBA's Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. This conference is a great opportunity for women business owners to learn about many of the resources that exist to support their efforts.
WHATFREE W.E. R.O.A.R. Summit featuring keynote speaker Erin Andrew,director, Office of Women's Business Opportunities, U.S. Small Business Administration. Breakout sessions feature: Starting and Growing a Business; Securing Financing; Strategic Planning; and Taking Your Business to the Next Level.  Media are invited.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 305-8 p.m.
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601
REGISTRATION:  Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required by calling610-898-6151 or enrolling online at https://weroar2016.eventbrite.com.
Assistant Administrator Andrew is director of the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership.  She oversees the agency's efforts to promote the growth of women-owned businesses through advocacy and programs that provide business training and counseling, access to credit and capital, and multiple business and networking opportunities.
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Announce the Pittsburgh Premiere of An American in Paris




Most Awarded Musical of 2015 to Play the Benedum Center, May 30 - June 11, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA · March 1, 2016  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play the Benedum Center for a two-week engagement May 30-June 11, 2017. The first national tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will be presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2017 Summer Season and the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2016-17 series.
We created the world premiere of the new musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Paris and then on Broadway, with the ultimate destination being our Pittsburgh CLO subscribers," said Executive Producer Van Kaplan. Half of our sizeable cast made their Broadway debut in our show, including our Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, which for me is Pittsburgh CLO at its best: creating professional opportunities for young artists in new musicals that become tomorrow's revivals. Our desire for this show was of course the same as it for all of our subscription productions, to provide our audiences with the unique thrill of satisfyingly big-musicals without having to go to New York. They're in for a treat with this one.  
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to collaborate with the Pittsburgh CLO to bring this truly beautiful production to Pittsburgh, shared Marc Fleming, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is filled with the music and romance set to a captivating story that will delight Pittsburgh audiences.
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. 

Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, this production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS brings this classic tale to the stage for the first time, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and book by Craig Lucas. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards; four Drama Desk Awards; four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical; the Drama League Award for Best Musical; three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards; and two Theatre World Awards. 
The creative team is comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), 59 Productions (projections) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison with additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A.  
The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," "'S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris." 
The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway on April 12, 2015 after its world premiere at the ThГГctre du ChГctelet in Paris November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015.
The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and ThГГctre du ChГctelet.  
For more information, visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.
TICKETSSubscribe to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series by calling 412-456-1390 or visit TrustArts.org/Broadway. The full 2016-17 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season will be announced on Monday, March 28 at the Byham Theater.  Subscriptions will go on sale Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  For Pittsburgh CLO Season Ticket information call 412-281-2822 or visitwww.pittsburghCLO.org.  The remainder of Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season schedule will be announced in early fall.
Individual tickets will go on sale to the public at a later date and can be purchase by calling 412-456-6666, by visiting CulturalDistrict.org/Paris online or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.  

Advanced reservations for groups of 10 or more for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS are now being taken. Interested parties should call 1-844-PGH-SHOW and press option 2 or 3. 
For additional information, visit: 
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 20 Broadway shows (29 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of On Your Feet, An American in Paris, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST 
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org. Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.


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February 11, 2016
8TH ANNUAL ALBERT B. CRAIG, JR. AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH



PITTSBURGH, PA, February 11, 2016  Albert B. Craig, Jr., MD served as the President of the Staunton Farm Foundation until 1991. During his years on the Board of Trustees, he gave from a boundless reservoir of creativity, kindness, and generosity of spirit, challenging Trustees and staff to search for the best ideas to improve behavioral health in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Dr. Craig brought to the Foundation the same concern for people and love of inquiry that were apparent in his career as a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Rochester Medical School. He led the Staunton Farm Foundation in its work to improve the lives of people with behavioral health issues by supporting programs of proven merit as well as those that test new approaches to advancing behavioral health. The purpose of the Albert B. Craig, Jr. Award is to recognize people who have challenged society to think in fresh ways about problems and solutions in behavioral health, to forge new paths, whether through uncommon partnerships or new ways of serving people with behavioral health issues, or who have invented a product or process that has alleviated mental illness/ addiction. Recipients of the Award need not reside in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but their contribution must have impacted individuals in this region.

The Award is funded by the Staunton Farm Foundation. It provides a cash prize of $5,000 to the individual or organization (recipient); and recognition at the Foundation's annual meeting and through public announcements. There are no restrictions on the use of the Award by the recipient.
For application and selection process, please visit stauntonfarm.org

About the Staunton Farm Foundation- The Staunton Farm Foundation is a family foundation established in 1937 in accordance with the wishes of Matilda Staunton Craig, who wanted her estate to be used to benefit people with mental illness.
Following the direction set in her will and in response to current needs, the Trustees of the Staunton Farm Foundation make grants to support treatment, services, and systems improvements for children, youth, and adults with behavioral health issues. Grants are limited to non-profit organizations that benefit people in ten counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Staunton Farm Foundation's Vision: Investing in a future where behavioral health is understood, accepted and supported.
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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NATIONAL TOUR OF
CABARET
RANDY HARRISON AND ANDREA GOSS LEAD A CAST OF 22
TOUR LAUNCHES IN PROVIDENCE, RI ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
CABARET ARRIVES IN PITTSBURGH
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 | BENEDUM CENTER
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Pittsburgh, PA” The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Pittsburgh native Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARETRandy Harrison, best known for his portrayal of Justin in the Showtime Andrea Goss, a veteran of Roundabout's CABARET on Broadway will return to the role of Sally Bowles when the tour premieres in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center with performances beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26. Joining them are Shannon Cochran (August: Osage County) as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing (Cabaret/Broadway,) as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson (Picasso at the Lapin Agile) as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes (You Can't Take It With You) as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen (The Normal Heart) as Clifford Bradshaw.
drama Queer as Folk, will step into the role of the Emcee while 
The cast will also include Kelsey Beckert (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Sarah Bishop (42ndStreet), Margaret Dudasik (Chautauqua!), Hillary Ekwall (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Lori Eure (Cabaret/Broadway), Aisling Halpin (Peter and the Starcatcher), Leeds Hill(Cabaret/Broadway), Andrew Hubacher (Cabaret/Broadway), Joey Khoury (Altar Boyz), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot), Evan D. Siegel (Cabaret/Broadway), Dani Spieler (Legally Blonde),Steven Wenslawski (Spamalot), John Little ( My Fair Lady) and Lucy Sorlucco (The Phantom of the Opera).


John KanderFred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time.  CABARET is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowdand to leave their troubles outside.
The creative team for the North American tour includes original direction by Sam Mendes, original co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall. Tour direction is recreated by BT McNicholl (Spamalot), tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria), set design by Robert Brill (Assassins), costume design by William Ivey Long (Chicago), lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer (Ragtime) and Mike Baldassari (Nine ), sound design by Keith Caggiano (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular) based on the Original Broadway design by Brian Ronan with hair and wig design by Paul HuntleyCABARET features orchestrations by Michael Gibson (The Boy From Oz), music supervision & vocal arrangements by Patrick Vaccariello (On Your Feet) and music direction by Robert Cookman (Legally Blonde). CABARET is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
In Pittsburgh, PA, the national touring production of CABARET, will be presented as part of the 2015-16 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, coming to the Benedum Center, February 2-7, 2016.  Performances will take place Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for CABARET are $26-$72 and can be purchased at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, and online at TrustArts.org/Broadway.  To charge tickets by phone, call (412) 456-4800, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from Noon 4:00 p.m.  Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (412) 471-6930.

Cabaret Tour Andrea Goss Kit Kat Girls Gayle Rankin Kaleigh Cronin Kristin Olness Jessica Pariseau Kelly Paredes Stacey Sipowicz

For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visit www.TrustArts.org.  The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America.
Following the run in Providence, the tour will continue on to more than 20 cities during its first season including:
Providence, RI
Providence Performing Arts Center
January 26 January 31, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
February 2 February 7, 2016
Chicago, IL
The PrivateBank Theatre
February 9 February 21, 2016
Milwaukee, WI
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
February 23 February 28, 2016
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Civic Center
March 1 March 6, 2016
Louisville, KY
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
March 8 March 13, 2016
Greenville, SC
Peace Center
March 15 March 20, 2016
Houston, TX
The Hobby Center
March 22 March 27, 2016
Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall
March 29 April 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA
The Saenger Theatre
April 5 April 10, 2016
Miami, FL
Adrienne Arsht Center
April 12 April 17, 2016
Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center
April 19 April 24, 2016
Baltimore, MD
The Hippodrome Theatre
April 26 May 1, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
The Aronoff Center
May 10 May 22, 2016
Dallas, TX
AT&T Performing Arts Center
May 25 June 5, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
June 14 June 19, 2016
San Francisco, CA
The Golden Gate
June 21 July 17, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
July 19 August 7, 2016
Costa Mesa, CA
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
August 9 August 21, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Belk Theatre
November 8 November 13, 2016


Additional cities through the summer of 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.CabaretMusical.com
Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed production of CABARET first opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Cabaret went on to play on Broadway for six years and 2,378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004. CABARET returned to Broadway and the infamous Studio 54 with performances beginning March 21, 2014 with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee. The production featured Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller in the role of Sally Bowles and played 423 performances through March 29, 2015.
CABARET premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in addition to the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Outer Critics' Circle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London's Evening Standard Award.  The original Broadway production played 1,166 performances.
ROUNDABOUT ON TOUR:Roundabout Theatre Company was most recently represented across the country with the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning national tour of Anything Goes starring Rachel York which toured for 48 weeks. Before that, Twelve Angry Men toured for 2 years, spending 63 weeks across the United States and Canada. Roundabout's longest-running musical, the revival ofCabaret, received a multi-year tour across the country beginning in 1999. In 2011, Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed work reached a worldwide cinema audience with the HD capture and broadcast of their Tony nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Brian Bedford.


Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company's numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, a revival of the Roundabout's first musical, and new work by some of the country's most exciting young talent. Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted Chelsea supermarket basement to become one of the nation's most influential not-for-profit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City's leading cultural institutions. Roundabout has been recognized with 29 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, 50 Outer Critics Circle, 10 Obie and 15 Lucille Lortel Awards for its work on five stages, reaching more than 700,000 theatergoers and employing hundreds of artists each year. Bank of America is a proud 50th Anniversary Season sponsor a partnership that makes possible Roundabout's many productions and not-for-profit initiatives during this landmark year.
CAST BIOS:
RANDY HARRISON (Emcee) Broadway: Wicked. Off-Broadway: Harbor (Primary Stages), The Singing Forest (Public Theatre/ NYSF), Antony and Cleopatra (TFANA), Edward the Second (Red Bull). Regional credits include: The Glass Menagerie (The Guthrie), Pop! (Yale Rep), Red (George Street and Cleveland Playhouse), The Habit of Art (Studio Theatre, DC), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theater, DC), Amadeus (Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara), The Who's Tommy, Waiting for Godot and Ghosts (Berkshire Theatre Group). Founding Member: Qwan Company. TV: Mr. Robot ,Queer as Folk (5 seasons). Film credits include: Bang Bang You're Dead, Such Good People, Gayby. @RandyHarrison01
ANDREA GOSS (Sally Bowles). Broadway: CabaretOnceRent.  Regional: Zorro (Alliance Theatre),A Civil War Christmas (Baltimore Center Stage), Striking 12 (TUTS), A Christmas Carol (McCarter),Tarzan (North Shore), Venice (Center Theatre Group/KC Rep), High School Musical (St. Louis MUNY), The Sound of Music and Big River (Syracuse Stage). Readings: Zapata, K-PopLittle Did I KnowCasanova ReturnsFreckle-Face Strawberry.  Film: Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway.  Thanks and love to my incredible family and CGF.
SHANNON COCHRAN (Fraulein Schneider). Off-Broadway (and London's Gate Theatre)- Bug,(Obie, Drama World Awards). National tour- Barbara in August: Osage County (Helen Hayes nomination). Recent regional- Regina in The Little Foxes Goodman Theatre, Dance of Death Writers' Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Award). Film: The RingStar Trek: Nemesis.
ALISON EWING (Fraulein Kost, Fritzie; u/s Sally) is honored to be in this beautiful production after playing Lulu in the 1998 Broadway, 1st National and Paris productions. Other Favorites: Mamma Mia!-Broadway, Vegas & National Tour (Tanya), Flashdance-National Tour (Tess), Ain't Nothin' But The Blues-Theatreworks, Sweet Charity-Center Rep. Love to Keith.
MARK NELSON (Herr Schultz). NY: Ten Broadway shows; Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Obie Award);My Name Is Asher Lev; Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project; The Invention of Love; Roundabout Theater's Three Sisters and After the Fall. TV: The Good Wife, Unforgettable. Faculty, Princeton University.
NED NOYES (Ernst Ludwig). Broadway: You Can't Take It With You; Off-Broadway: The New MoralitySo Help Me God!Love Goes to Press (Mint); Regional: Steppenwolf, McCarter, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Chicago Shakespeare, Shakespeare NJ, Geva.  TV: Boardwalk Empire , Alpha House .  Training: Northwestern University.
LEE AARON ROSEN (Clifford Bradshaw). Broadway: The Big Knife (Roundabout), The Normal Heart.  Off-Broadway: Indian Ink (Roundabout), Gabriel (Atlantic), The Lady From Dubuque(Signature). Regional: Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Williamstown, and many others.  TV: Limitless, The Good Wife, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, Damages, Person of Interest, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Film: Saving Private Ryan, Company K, Sidewalk Traffic. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting.
KELSEY BECKERT (Female Partial Swing). National Tour: Seven Brides (Liza, Milly u/s). Regional:Oklahoma! (Laurey u/s), Do Black Reflect Up? (Nancy). Dedicated to family, friends, teachers, casting, and Eddie at Take 3 who have helped make this dream come true. Montclair State University BFA. www.kelseybeckert.com
SARAH BISHOP (Helga). Touring debut!  Regional: 42nd Street at Pittsburgh CLO. Other roles include: Legally Blonde (Elle), Singin' In the Rain (Lina) and The Sound of Music (Maria). CCM grad. Thank you to Mom, Dad, family, friends and Harden Curtis! www.sarahbishop.net
MARGARET DUDASIK (Texas). Off B'way: Chautauqua! (The Public). Regional: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The MUNY), Ring of Fire (Gretna Theatre). Joshua Bell stand-in for PBS Live From Lincoln Center's One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch. Proud Pace University MT'13.  Thank you to this dream creative team, Jim Carnahan Casting, and Avalon Artists. Mom and Dad, this is only possible because of you. Hey boo! www.margaretdudasik.com
HILLARY EKWALL (Rosie) is overjoyed to make her Roundabout debut.  Nat'l Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Boo Who). Regional: Grease (Patty Simcox) at North Shore, Les Miz(Eponine u/s), Spelling Bee (Schwarzy).  Endless gratitude to the Cabaret Team and Carnahan Casting for making this dream come true and to my family and friends for their constant support and love. www.hillaryekwall.com
LORI EURE (Female Partial Swing; u/s Kost), originally from North Carolina, is thrilled to come full circle returning to this incredible production. Broadway: Cabaret (98 revival ) Sally Bowles cover/Swing. National tour: 1st National tour Cabaret The Buddy Holly Story. Favorite Regional Theatre: Women of WoodstockRing of Fire,The Buddy Holly Story, Wonderland, We Will Rock You(Las Vegas Cast), Footloose, Beehive at The Kennedy Center. TV credits include: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Spin City and LI Divas (web series). Lori gives much thanks and love to her family and friends.
AISLING HALPIN (Frenchie, Gorilla) is so excited to be a part of this show! National Tours: Peter and the StarcatcherA Chorus Line, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Thanks to her family, friends, and Team Boals for all of their support. BFA Syracuse University. Aislinghalpin.com @AaaislingHalpin
LEEDS HILL (Bobby; u/s Emcee; Dance Captain). Broadway: Cabaret. He understudied Alan Cumming and played The Emcee on Broadway 7 times. Leeds performed in all consecutive 423 performances, being the only cast member to not miss a show in the entire Broadway run. National Tours: Mary Poppins (Neleus). www.leedshill.com Instagram: @leedshill. Twitter: @leedshill.
ANDREW HUBACHER (Victor). Cabaret (Milwaukee Repertory) Camelot (Goodspeed) Crazy For You (Riverside Theatre) Music Man and Jesus Christ Superstar (Kansas City Starlight). Thanks to mom and dad for getting this kid a trombone when he asked for a saxophone. Soli Deo Gloria.
JOEY KHOURY (Male Partial Swing). Originally from Kaysville, Utah. Studied music and theatre at Weber State University. New York: Altar BoyzRadio City Christmas Spectacular, National Tours:Altar Boyz (First National), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Arena Tour). Regional: Pirates of Penzance (Frederick), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymore). Love to Mom & Dad.
TOMMY McDOWELL (Herman, Customs Official, Max; u/s Cliff). Tours: American Idiot [1st National] (Swing), A Year With Frog & Toad (Snail); NYC: Urinetown, Hudson Guild Theatre (Bobby Strong); Regional: Duck Commander Musical (Jase, Willie u/s), Grey Gardens (Joe Kennedy, Jr.),Hairspray (Link), The Who's Tommy (Tommy), Joseph (Ruben).  www.tommymcdowell.com   @tommy_mcdowell
EVAN D. SIEGEL (Hans, Rudy; u/s Ernst). Broadway: Cabaret; Off-Broadway: Zorba (Encores! w/John Turturro); Regional favorites: All Shook UpBrigadoon, Full Monty, The Great Gatsby; TV/Film: Law & Order,  War Dead.  Harvard BA Magna cum Laude”linguistics. Thanks to family, friends, Danielle, and especially his parents. www.evandsiegel.com
DANI SPIELER (Lulu; u/s Sally, Kost). B'way/Nat'l Tours:  ChicagoLegally BlondeElfWest Side StoryFlashdance. Film/Hulu:  Are You Joking?That's What She SaidThe Battery's Down. Pre-B'way:  Nerds. Regional:  Paper Mill, TUTS, Goodspeed. BFA:  UMich. Thanks:  Mom, Dad, Cory, family, friends, 44WEST, Cabaret team. www.TheBatteryCo.com
STEVEN WENSLAWSKI (Male Partial Swing). National tours: SpamalotThoroughly Modern Millie,Fosse, Tommy Tune's Dr. Dolittle. Regional: Kennedy Center, Dallas Theater Center, Theater Under the Stars, Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore Music Theater, Human Race Theater Company, Ogunquit Playhouse, and others. Love to Family!
JOHN LITTLE (Herr Schultz u/s) Off-Broadway: HamletPoetic LicenseChristopher Columbus. Tours:  Cabaret (Asia), Crazy for You (Europe), Scrooge (US).  Regional:  My Fair Lady (Pittsburgh Public), Major Barbara (Yale Rep), Annie (Pioneer Theatre), Glimmerglass (Goodspeed), Pygmalion(Syracuse Stage), Noises Off (Portland Stage), Amadeus (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ).
LUCY SORLUCCO (Fraulein Schneider Understudy). Tours: Cabaret (Schneider), Phantom of the Opera (Giry).  Regional: Cabaret (WBT, Foothills, Ogunquit), Miracle on 34th Street (WBT).  Off-Broadway: Evergreen (Prospect Theater).  NY: FACT, Abingdon, GFL, Downtown Music.  Love to BT, Mom, Stuart & Geoffrey!
CREATIVE BIOS:
JOE MASTEROFF (Book). Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, he had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After the essential lonely childhood and four-year stint in the Air Force, he came to New York to face his future: book-writer or book seller? Luckily, luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he was the book writer. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince and many others, he is now retired and living in subdued luxury.
JOHN KANDER (Music) & FRED EBB (Lyrics). The Kander and Ebb collaboration of four decades created many Broadway standards and contemporary classics. There first collaborations My Coloring Book became a hit song for Barbra Streisand, earning John and Fred a Grammy nomination.  Kander & Ebb's first Broadway show in 1965 Flora, the Red Menace, produced by Hal Prince, directed by George Abbott and introducing a rising new star: Liza Minnelli. Followed byCabaret (Tony Award music and lyrics); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award music and lyrics); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award music and lyrics); and Steel Pier.  Along with movies and television writing original material for the Academy Awards; Liza With a Z and HBO's Liza Minnelli's Steppin' Out (both Emmy winners); Baryshnikov on Broadway ; Goldie and Liza Together ; Funny Lady; Lucky Lady, New York, New York; Steppin'Out; and Chicago the movie. In 1985 the song New York, New York became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of Mr. Ebb's death in 2004, Kander & Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion, Tony-nominated Curtains, in 2007; 12-time Tony-nominated The Scottsboro Boys, in 2010; All About Us (an adaptation of The Skin of our Teeth); and The Visit, premiering at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago then the Signature Theatre in Fairfax, VA and nominated for 5 Tony's including best score in 2015 all starring Chita Rivera. Mr. Kander is currently collaborating with author/playwright Greg Pierce The Landing and Kid Victorydeputed at the Signature Theatre and The Vineyard Theatre.
SAM MENDES (Director) founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years. He has directed many productions at the Donmar, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. He founded the transatlantic theatre company The Bridge Project, for whom he directed five productions that toured the world. In London currently:Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In addition he has directed several movies, including the Academy Award-winning American Beauty and the James Bond movies, Skyfall & Spectre. He has won many awards for his work on stage and screen, including the Tony, the Olivier, the Directors Guild Award, the Shakespeare Prize, the BAFTA, the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 and the Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
ROB MARSHALL (Co-Director, Choreographer).  Broadway: Cabaret, Little Me, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, Damn Yankees, Victor/Victoria, A Funny ThingForum, and Company.  For his stage work Marshall has earned 6 Tony nominations, the Outer Critics Award, the Jason Robards Award and the George Abbott Award.  FILM:  Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Into The Woods. Marshall's films have been nominated for 26 Academy Awards and have won 9, including Best Picture. For his film work he has received the DGA Award, Oscar nom., National Board of Review Award, NY Film Critics Award, 3 Golden Globe noms., BAFTA nom. and American Choreography Award. TV: Tony Bennett: An American Classic, Annie, Cinderella, Mrs. Santa Claus.  For his TV work Marshall has received 4 Emmy Awards, the DGA Award, and the American Choreography Award.
BT McNICHOLL (Director) won the Australian Tony (the Helpmann) for Best Direction (along with Messrs. Mendes and Marshall) for Cabaret, which he also staged in record-setting runs in Paris and Madrid.  McNicholl was the protГgГ of the legendary Mike Nichols, and has been associated with directors Stephen Daldry, James Lapine, David Hare and Jerry Zaks on 12 Broadway shows.  He directed Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl, the European premiere of The Producers for Mel Brooks, and the regional premiere of Billy Elliot (Moss Hart Award).  A BMI-Award winning lyricist, his credits include the critically-acclaimed musical The It Girl.
CYNTHIA ONRUBIA (Choreographer) has worked on numerous productions for; The Kennedy Center HonorsCarnegie HallCity Centers' Encores and the original Broadway productions of:Dame Edna: The Royal Tour (League of Producers Award nomination for Best Choreography),Cabaret (2003 Sir Robert Helpmann Award for Best Choreography, Australia), Little Me,Victor/VictoriaDamn YankeesThe Goodbye GirlMetroJerome Robbins' BroadwaySong And DanceCats, Gotta Go Disco, Dancin'A Chorus Line. Film choreography: Labor DayAway We Go,Revolutionary RoadDefinitely MaybeConnie And CarlaBig FishAnalyze ThatChicago (2003 American Choreography Award ), Center StageThe Cradle Will Rock. She received the 1994 American Theatre Roundtable Award for Outstanding Career Performances.
PATRICK VACCARIELLO (Musical Supervisor). Patrick has just returned from an Arena tour throughout Australia Music Directing Hugh Jackman. He has supervised and conducted the most recent Tony Awards (2014 and 2015).  He is currently the Music Coordinator for the new Broadway musical, On Your Feet . Broadway: Music director/arranger for Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy (both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), La Cage aux Folles, The Boy From Oz, Cabaret, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor/Victoria, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Take Me Along. West End: A Chorus Line. Worldwide: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Patrick has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony and conducted at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, City Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Great Hall of the People (Beijing). A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Patrick received its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.
ROBERT BRILL (Set Design). Broadway: Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Assassins (Tony nom.),Buried Child, Guys and Dolls (Tony nom.), Design for Living, A Streetcar Named Desire, Laugh Whore, The Story of My Life, The Good Body, Anna in the Tropics, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Rehearsal. Other credits include the Flaming Lips' musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two, Moby-Dick (Dallas Opera), Faust (Met/ENO),Sinatra (Radio City), On the Record (Disney), An American in Paris (Boston Ballet), A Clockwork Orange (Steppenwolf) and The Laramie Project (BAM and others). Founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre and recipient of the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.
WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Design). Select Broadway credits include Chicago (now in its 19th year); Rodgers+ Hammerstein's Cinderella, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Hairspray, Cabaret(1998 and 2014), Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Nine. Mr. Long has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards, winning 6 times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame- 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June, 2012. www.williamiveylong.com
PEGGY EISENHAUER (Lighting Design) designs concurrently for Broadway, film and the music industry, most notably with design partner, Jules Fisher.  Broadway design highlights includeRagtime, Jane Eyre, Noise/Funk, Assassins and Victor Victoria. Music industry highlights include Tracy Chapman; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Whitney Houston; and Neil Young. Film designs includeChicagoSchool of RockDreamgirls, and Beauty and the Beast. She is the recipient of three Tony awards and eight nominations.
MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design). Tony and multiple Emmy nominated designer whose live productions have been seen in 25+ countries.  Films: Ghostbusters (2016), NineRock of Ages,Joyful NoiseSex and the City 2Neil Young Trunk Show. Broadway: Cabaret, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. European: Beauty and the Beast.  Family entertainment: Yo Gabba Gabba. Production Designer: Alice in Chains, co-designed Neil Young's Chrome Dreams.  Select Television:   (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with: U2, Bruce Springsteen; U2's Top of the Rock; SNL's digital shorts; Mary J. Blige; Tim McGraw;  Sam Smith; Garth Brooks Live From Central Park.  www.mike-o-matic.com
KEITH CAGGIANO (Sound Design) has worked across the country and internationally, from musicals on Broadway and London's West End to spectacles in Vegas and Australia. Select credits include: (Broadway / Off-Broadway) The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Cabaret, Disenchanted, Bare; (National Tours) Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes; (Regional) Big River, Guys and Dolls, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Little Shop of Horrors.
MICHAEL GIBSON (Orchestrations). Broadway: The Boy From Oz; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Cabaret (revival, Tony Award nomination); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revival); Steel Pier(Tony Award nomination); Anything Goes; My One and Only (Drama Desk Award); The Rink; Woman of the Year; Over Here; Meet Me in St. Louis; Peter Pan (revival). Also orchestrated for Radio City and Ringling Bros. Circus and for such stars as Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey and Chita Rivera. Film/TV: Grease, Roseland, Still of the Night, Kennedy Center Honors, Miss America Pageant, Super Bowl, Tony Awards.
ROBERT COOKMAN (Music Director) recently toured with the band Bright Light Bright Light opening for Elton John. New York sub credits include Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show. MD tours include: Come Fly Away (1st National), Legally Blonde,Mamma Mia! (AMD), Movin' OutSwing!, and Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel.  Love to Des and Olivia.
PAUL HUNTLEY (Hair & Wig Design) London-born Paul Huntley has worked hundreds of Broadway shows, most memorably the original productions of CatsAmadeus, EvitaThe Producers, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray. A recipient of the Drama Desk and Tony awards, he has also worked with the most legendary leading ladies of the cinema, ranging from Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich to Jane Fonda and Scarlett Johansson. Current shows include Fun Home andNoises Off.
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Know The Show Before You Go
On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, PNC Broadway In Pittsburgh ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-show talkone-hour before the show starts, at the Trust Arts Education Center, located at 805-807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh-Cultural District. Know the Show Before You Go is hosted by Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV.  This program allows patrons to gain deeper insight on each production that graces the Pittsburgh stage this Broadway season.  For more information and complete schedule of upcoming Know The Show Before You Go programs during the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, please visit: www.TrustArts.org/KnowtheShow.


Broadway Across America is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar QuartetHairspray andThe Producers. For more information, visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com andwww.Broadway.com.
Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.

 

Publish Date: 02-11-2016 05:33:00
 





Contact Margie Romero, Communications Manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater
412.316.8200 ext. 707 or mromero@ppt.org
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
Guys & Dolls
Ted Pappas directs and choreographs the Great American Musical.
PITTSBURGH (January 11, 2016) Brimming with song & dance, comedy & romance, gamblers & chorus girls, the unforgettable Guys &  Dolls starts the year at Pittsburgh Public TheaterTed Pappas directs and choreographs the Great American Musical running January 28 February 28, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. Guys & Dolls is presented by Highmark.
With music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows, and based on the stories of Damon RunyonPittsburgh Public Theater's production includes a cast of 21 and a live orchestra led by Music Director F. Wade Russo (My Fair Lady). The amazing score includes If I Were a Bell, I've Never Been in Love Before, Take Back Your Mink, Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Marry the Man Today, and many more incomparable songs.
Guys & Dolls is set in 1950 New York City and Havana. Nathan Detroit (Joel Hurt
Charlie Brady
Jones
) bets bigtime gambler Sky Masterson (CMU graduate Charlie Brady) that he can't get the Save-A-Soul Mission's Sarah Brown (Kimberly Doreen Burns who starred in Camelot andMy Fair Lady) to go on a date with him. Nathan is also the ringleader of the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York, which he hides from his girlfriend of 14 years, Hotbox Nightclub star Miss Adelaide (Clarksburg, WV native and Broadway veteranKirsten Wyatt).
Other featured players are Quinn Patrick Shannon as Nicely Nicely Johnson, Gavan Pamer as Benny Southstreet, Sharon Schaller as General Cartwright, Joe Jackson as
Kirsten Wyatt
Rusty Charlie, and Larry John Meyers as Arvide Abernathy. In addition the incredible cast includesTony BinghamStephen DagrosaJerry GallagherMichael GreerDaina Michelle GriffithAshton GuthrieDaniel KrellStephanie MaloneyMara NewberyJ. Alex NobleMichael Sullivan, and Andrea Weinzierl.
The designers for Guys & Dolls are Michael Schweikardt (Scenic), Martha Bromelmeier (Costumes), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Orchestrations are by Dan DeLange and Casting is by Cindi Rush CastingCarol Schuberg is the Associate Choreographer. Ruth E. Kramer is the Production Stage Manager and Phill Madore is the Assistant Stage Manager.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
Guys & Dolls
January 28 February 28, 2016
Performance Schedule
Tuesdays at 7 pm. Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8 pm.
Saturdays at 2 pm (except Feb. 6). Also 2 pm on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Sundays at 2 & 7 pm (except Feb. 28 when the final performance is at 2 pm).
Press Night is Thursday, Feb. 4. Opening Night is Friday, Feb. 5.
Ticket prices: $30 - $65. Tickets for students and age 26 and younger are $15.75.
Discounts for groups of 10+ are available by contacting Casey Helm at 412.316.8200 ext. 704 or chelm@ppt.org.


For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org

 

Publish Date: 02-11-2016 05:17:00
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org

Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search: musicSPACE Spring 2016

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
musicSPACE SPRING 2016
SPACE | 812 LIBERTY AVENUE | FEBRUARY 26 & MARCH 25
Pittsburgh, PA” Do you love the sound of delicate vocal harmonies soaring over various instruments and soulful beats? Do the rhythms of thumping indie, folk, punk and pop get your toes tapping or your body moving?  If you answered yes to the previous questions, plan to attend two upcoming musical events. The Cultural District of downtown Pittsburgh plays host to its ever-popular musicSPACE concert series on Friday, February 26, 2016 and Friday, March 25, 2016. This exciting two-night program will encompass a fusion of indie folk, rock, pop, western, new-bluegrass and alternative country. The Hills and The Rivers' lead vocalist, Isaac Hill, describes their set as A spiritually edifying, emotionally fulfilling and physically invigorating good time! If you're tired of winter's frigid wrath, cure some of those winter blues with innovative music and showcased art sure to warm you right up!
The show takes place at SPACE, one of the city's most unique visual arts galleries. Tickets are $5 at the door, and doors open at 8 p.m., with music beginning at 8:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the artists. Free, limited refreshments are available.
MusicSPACE is organized by Wood Street Galleries Curatorial Assistant Amy Staggs.
Schedule
February 26 | The Armadillos and The Hills and The Rivers
March 25 | The Emily Rodgers Band and Chet Vincent & The Big Bend

Artist Biographies
All hailing from Butler, Pennsylvania, The Armadillos began with three guys: Austin Vanasdale, Matt Rychorcewicz, and Eric Rodgers. The group started experimenting with acoustic instruments and songs they'd heard on old-time records in 2007. After relocating to Pittsburgh, The Armadillos worked to develop an original, upbeat sound built on Appalachian and old-time roots. Upright bass was added to the mix, with the help of bassist Chuck Shreve, and Sheila Liming lent accordion and female vocals. The group released their first, self-titled album in 2010. Since then, they have opened shows with touring acts: The Two Man Gentleman Band, O'Death, and Shotgun Party. The Armadillos added bassist Josh Dukes to their lineup in 2011, and in December of that year, were voted Best Alt-Country/Alt-Folk Band by Pittsburgh City Paper readers, and featured in the City Paper's annual Best of Pittsburgh issue.


The Hills and The Rivers is a Pittsburgh-based folk band centered around the Hill siblings and a fluid yet stable collective of musicians. They blend the gritty sounds of the street with sophisticated lyrics and delicate harmonies while finding a balance between indie, folk, punk and pop. Their releases include: Split with Cousin Boneless & Black Bear Mute (June 2014) and The World (September 2014).
Artist website: http://thehillsandtherivers.bandcamp.com/


A native of northern Indiana, Emily Rodgers began writing music in 2003 amidst a move to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she now resides. In 2008, Rodgers signed to Misra Records; that same year, she performed at the SXSW Music Festival. Rodgers has shared stages with artists including: Magnolia Electric Company, Great Lake Swimmers, Nina Nastasia, Thalia Zedek Band, Hayden, Horse Feathers and Jolie Holland.

Artist website: http://www.emilyrodgers.com/





Pittsburgh rock band, Chet Vincent & the Big Bend combines the raw electric energy of heavy blues and modern indie/alt. rock with haunting and sometimes heartwarming songwriting in the spirit of the American folk tradition. The band has self-produced, recorded and mixed their debut album Unconventional Dog .

Artist website: http://thebigbend.net/


SPACE
SPACE is located at 812 Liberty Avenue. Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs: 11 a.m.6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. SPACE is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit TrustArts.org.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.

 

Publish Date: 02-06-2016 13:45:00
 






For Immediate Release
January 21, 2016

FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERTS PRESENTED BY MACY'S INVITES FAMILIES TO DANCE!
PITTSBURGH The 2015-2016 season of Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy's continues with a toe-tapping celebration of dance on Saturday, February 6 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall.
Music and dance go hand-in-hand, and this concert will make you twist, stomp and spin! You won't be able to keep your feet from moving as Fiddlesticks and dancers from Attack Theatre join with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to move to music from Piazzola's Tango and Prokofiev's Cinderella, along with many others. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes to this one!
The series' conductor, Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, joins Fiddlesticks, the orchestra's feline musical ambassador to children, on stage along with vocalist Katy Shackleton Williams and dancers from Attack Theatre.
Ticket holders are invited to participate in Discovery Time Adventures prior to every Fiddlesticks concert. These educational activities allow young audiences and their families to meet symphony musicians, learn songs and take part in various musical activities. Discovery Time Adventures for the Dance! program will include a sing-along room, music makers room, dance room, eurhythmics room, craft room and musical ambassadors from the orchestra.
Discovery Time Adventures will begin at 10 a.m. and the concert will begin at 11:15 a.m. Tickets, ranging in price from $12 to $22.25, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.
The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to recognize and thank Macy's for its presenting sponsorship of Fiddlesticks Family Concerts. This series is endowed by Gerald and Audrey McGinnis, honoring the Center for Young Musicians. Pittsburgh Symphony Education & Community Engagement programs are also supported by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.


About the Artists
American conductor FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG has worked with orchestras around the world including engagements with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. With the start of the 2015-2016 season, he begins his new position as assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra after serving four years as associate conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO). He will return to the MSO throughout the season for several guest engagements and will make his opera debut with the Florentine Opera. He also will continue as associate conductor of the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Lecce-Chong has earned a growing reputation and critical acclaim for dynamic, forceful performances, garnering national distinction, including the Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award and The Presser Foundation Music Award. He has also been featured in master classes with Bernard Haitink, David Zinman, David Robertson and Christopher Seaman, while working with the St. Louis Symphony, National Arts Center Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra ZГrich.
As a trained pianist and composer, Lecce-Chong embraces innovative programming, champions the work of new composers and supports arts education. While working with the MSO, he curated and presented the works of both active and lesser-known composers, including two works commissioned by the orchestra, as well as two U.S. premieres. He also helped create the first MSO Composer Institute, providing performance opportunities for young American composers. Lecce-Chong has complemented his programming with a strong commitment to arts education for all ages. In Milwaukee, he provided artistic leadership for the MSO's nationally lauded Arts in Community Education program ” one of the largest arts integration programs in the country ” and he continues to be a frequent guest speaker for arts organizations around the country.
Lecce-Chong is a native of Boulder, Colorado, where he began conducting at the age of 16. He is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree with honors in piano and orchestral conducting. Lecce-Chong also holds a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied as a Martin and Sarah Taylor Fellow with Otto-Werner Mueller. He has been mentored by many world-renowned conductors, including Edo de Waart and Donald Runnicles, with whom he continues to maintain a close working relationship.
KATY SHACKLETON WILLIAMS has performed extensively in the Pittsburgh area with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera, Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Opera Theater, River City Brass Band and Pittsburgh Concert Chorale. She was a featured soloist for several Pittsburgh Symphony Holiday Pops concert series and made her BNY Mellon Grand Classics debut in September 2005 with Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was a soloist in the Heinz Hall performance of The Lord of the Rings and has been the special guest vocalist for many of the Pittsburgh Symphony's Fiddlesticks and Tiny Tots children's concerts.

Under the artistic direction of Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, ATTACK THEATRE, now celebrating its 21st season, combines contemporary dance, live music and multimedia to create wickedly entertaining stage productions (Pittsburgh City Paper). Attack Theatre has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including for the Avignon Festival, the 7th Next Wave Dance Festival/Japan, Indonesia Arts Festival, Monaco Danses Forum, the Spoleto Festival and the Broadway production of Squonk. A sought after collaborator, Attack Theatre has worked extensively with theater companies, in museums, performed in more than operas (including Carmen, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin, Aida, Dead Man Walking and Samson and Dalila), and danced with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on numerous productions including a reimagining of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat with
Pinchas Zuckerman. Known for their "audacious athleticism," (Dance Magazine), Attack Theatre has received Best Dance Performance (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and Best Dance Company (Pittsburgh City Paper) for multiple years, and the prestigious National Dance Project Touring Award (NEFA). In addition to their performance and touring schedule, Attack Theatre conducts extensive arts education residencies throughout the region for 9,000 students and teachers annually through master classes, residencies, in-school performances and workshops for teachers.

The PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, celebrating 120 years of music in 2016, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.



HEINZ HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Heinz Hall also hosts many other events that do not feature its world-renowned orchestra, including Broadway shows, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org

Editors please note:

Saturday, February 6 at 11:15 a.m.
Discovery Time Adventures at 10 a.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'S: DANCE!
FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, conductor
KATY SHACKLETON WILLIAMS, vocalist
ATTACK THEATRE, dancers

Richman                                   Fiddlesticks Theme Song          
                                                                        Ms. Williams

Reinhold Gliere                                     "Russian Sailor's Dance" from The Red Poppy

Richard Rodgers                        "Shall We Dance" from The King and I

Astor Piazzolla                          Tango: Fuga y Mysterioso
Attack Theatre

Al & Livingston, Jerry Hoffman   "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from Cinderella
                                                            Ms .Williams

Sergei Prokofiev                                    Suite No. 1 from Cinderella, Opus 107
                                                           VII. Cinderella's Waltz
                                                           VIII. Midnight

George Gershwi                                    Fascinating Rhythm

Leonard Bernstein                     Overture to West Side Story

Lucas Richman                          Music Can Make Your Life Complete
                                                            Ms. Williams

Discovery Time Adventures
        Sing-along room
        Dance room
        Music Makers room
        Eurhythmics room
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Publish Date: 02-06-2016 13:29:00
 





For Immediate Release
January 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES SECOND SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT, ˜HEROES AND INSPIRATIONS'
Tickets go on sale February 1 for June 25 concert




PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present its second sensory-friendly orchestra performance, Heroes and Inspirations, on Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall.
Led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Heroes and Inspirations is designed to provide a welcoming and inclusive concert environment, making it appropriate for families and patrons of all ages including those with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities and other disabilities. Monitors will provide open captioning throughout the concert, and a quiet room, headphones and fidgets will be available so audience members can regulate their sensory stimulation.
Pre-visit materials will be available online to prepare for the trip to Heinz Hall, and pre-concert activities, including a resource fair and musician meet-and-greets, will begin at 1:15 p.m. on the day of the performance. Special guests for the concert include vocalists Katy Shackleton Williams and Ricky Manning.
Tickets for the sensory friendly performance are $15 and will go on sale February 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Heinz Hall box office, or by calling 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.
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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: 
lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org



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Publish Date: 02-05-2016 12:08:00
 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 2016
CONTACT: LISA ALEXANDER
PR MARKETING MANAGER
(412) 361-1915
DE TEMPS ANTAN
(PITTSBURGH, PA)” CALLIOPE WELCOMES DE TEMPS ANTAN TO CARNEGIE LECTURE HALL (OAKLAND) ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 AT 7:30 PM.
Tickets and information are available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by calling the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets: $42 / $23 (w/full-time student ID).



This QuГbГcois supergroup brilliantly explored and updated its country's francophone tradition. -Hopkins Center For The Arts

Since 2003, Г‰ric Beaudry, AndrГ Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec's musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.

ANDRГ‰ BRUNET's unwavering energy and refined style earned him a spot with La Bottine Souriante, with whom he toured more than 15 countries over the course of 10 years. Although his journey with La Bottine Souriante came to an end in 2006, AndrГ remained immersed in traditional music. At the Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in August 2008”an event showcasing more than twenty violinists from across Canada” AndrГ took home top honours as "Grand Master of Canada.

PIERRE-LUC DUPUIS founded Les Langues Fourchures at age 19, with whom he recorded his first album in 2001. In 2003, he joined La Bottine Souriante, one of the province's best-known music groups. Since then, he's wowed audiences from Dublin to Porto and Budapest to Melbourne with his unique humour and warm-hearted charisma. Since ending his journey with La Bottine Souriante in 2008, Pierre-Luc has devoted himself to his true love”De Temps Antan.
Г‰RIC BEAUDRY founded La Galvaude, followed-up later by Ni Sarpe Ni Branche and Norouet. He is the recipient of several awards including a 2002 Prix MnГmo for his role in producing the album Musique gaspГsienne, featuring violinist Г‰douard Richard. In 2003, Г‰ric became a member of La Bottine Souriante. He began teaching traditional music at Joliette's CEGEP rГgional de LanaudiГre in 2002. Wherever he performs, Г‰ric's rich vocal range and unquestionable talent on stringed instruments guarantee a rousing performance for all.



This engagement of De Temps Antan is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.

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Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Marketing Manager
Calliope
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org



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Publish Date: 02-05-2016 11:09:00
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org  
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717 / 
Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch: Twelfth Night




PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
TWELFTH NIGHT
COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
FEBRUARY 23-24, 2016 | BYHAM THEATER | PITTSBURGH, PA

Sandy Foster (Feste) and

 Geoffrey Lumb (Sir Toby Belch)

 in Filter Theatre's ˜Twelfth Night'.

Photo credit Robert Day.

Fergus O'Donnell (Malvolio) and Lizzy Watts (Olivia)
in Filter Theatre's ˜Twelfth Night'.
Photo credit Robert Day


Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to bring Twelfth Night to the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, this February.  Part of the Cohen & Grigsby TRUST
PRESENTS Series, Twelfth Night will be performed on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
with an additional student group only performance on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets start at $20 and are available www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Box Office at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Avenue.
Twelfth Night, originally written by William Shakespeare in 1601, is a play full of magic and transformation, loss and reconciliation, said Simon Reade, Dear Mr Shakespeare: Letters to a Jobbing Playwright

Fergus O'Donnell,Lizzy Watts, Sandy Foster, Jonathan Broadbentin Filter Theatre's ˜Twelfth Night'. 

Photo credit Robert Day



Filter Theatre, in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, transforms this age old Shakespearian comedy into a condensed, fast-paced play complete with an acoustic sound and atmosphere. The stage for their version of Twelfth Night is more reminiscent of a rock gig than a straight play, strewn as it is with sound equipment and musical instruments, Paul Taylor, theatre reviewer for the UK's Independent newspaper.
Filter's lo-fi, 90min remix of Shakespeare's comedy infects the audience with the play's celebratory spirit of madness from the start...You leave feeling slightly changed yourself.  The Metro.
This explosive new take on Shakespeare's play is sure to enchant all with its Shakespearian foundation but modern, alternative approach.  All are welcome to attend.


Jonathan Broadbent (Aguecheek) and Geoffrey Lumb (Toby Belch) 

in Filter Theatre's ˜Twelfth Night'. Photo credit Robert Day

FILTER THEATRE
One of Britain's best and boldest devising companies - Metro
Filter has been creating innovative, exciting theatre since 2003. Filter's unique collaborative language explores the interaction between sound, music, text, and movement, in a desire to make stories that awaken the imaginative senses of an audience. Working out of a real sense of trust, and retaining a robust emotional honesty and playfulness, the company creates new works of original theatre, as well as dynamic incarnations of existing texts. To find out more about Filter Theatre visit www.filtertheatre.com


ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANYThe Royal Shakespeare Company (also known as the RSC) is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and produces an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today's writers. Visit www.rsc.org.uk for more information.

l-r Ferdy Roberts, Oliver Dimsdale, Gemma Saunders, Jonathan Broadbent 

and Victoria Moseley in Filter Theatre Company's ˜Twelfth Night' 

photo credit Robert Day



PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUSTThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.


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Publish Date: 01-29-2016 18:43:00
 

CONTACT: Meghan Swartz
412-454-9117
Peter Pan Adaptive Dance Tailors Ballet Class to
Students with Special Needs
PBT to Present Sensory-friendly Peter Pan Feb. 18, at the Benedum   

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 28, 2016)  Building on the success of its sensory-friendly performances, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's adaptive dance classes provide a platform for students with special needs to move from ballet patron to active participant. Themed around Peter Pan, PBT offers its next session of adaptive dance classes Saturdays Feb. 13, to April 9, at PBT Studios, 2900 Liberty Avenue.

Students will explore the movement and rhythm of Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy, Captain Hook and other characters in connection with PBT's sensory-friendly Peter Pan performance. 

PBT will offer two class sessions: a 2 p.m. class for students in grades 7-12 and a 3 p.m. class for students in grades 1-6.

In collaboration with Autism Connection of PA, PBT launched the series last season for middle-and-high-school students with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs. Based on modified choreography from Peter Pan and other classics, the classes combine adapted teaching methods with creative movement principles and ballet class essentials like live music, barre and center work. Classes are accompanied by live percussion music.  


PBT's sensory-friendly performance of Peter Pan will debut at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the
Benedum Center. The performance is designed for people with sensory sensitivities, autism and other special needs to enjoy the ballet in a supportive theater environment.

Accommodations include specially trained staff, quiet and activity areas in the lobby, relaxed house rules, minor adjustments to potentially startling light, sound and special effects and pre-performance guides. Throughout the performance, the house lights remain dimly lit and audience members are free to come and go from their seats as needed.

The audience response at our sensory-friendly performances has been tremendous. We can't wait to share ˜Peter Pan' with these families, said PBT Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr. 'Peter Pan' is one of our most popular full-length productions. It's incredibly engaging especially for young people with the charisma of the characters, high-energy level of the dancing and its fantastic flying sequences.

Following sensory-friendly performances of The Nutcracker (2013 and 2014) and Beauty and the Beast (2015), Peter Pan will be the third story ballet to enter PBT's sensory-friendly repertoire. PBT presented its first sensory-friendly performance in December 2013 with The Nutcracker, the country's first professional adaptation of the holiday classic. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.pbt.org/sensory-friendly-performances or by calling 412-456-6666. Groups of 10 or more can save up to 50 percent by calling 412-454-9101 or emailing groupsales@pittsburghballet.org.


About ˜Peter Pan'
Feb. 12-21 Benedum Center 
Set to a lush Edwardian score, Jorden Morris' dazzling Peter Pan brings J.M. Barrie's classic to life with luminous dancing, thrilling flying sequences and charismatic characters like the show-stealing Tinker Bell. Opening Valentine's weekend, Peter Pan takes the Benedum stage for 11 performances Feb. 12-21. Tickets start at $28, and are available atwww.pbt.org, 412-456-6666 or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square.  


About PBT Accessibility Initiatives
In addition to sensory-friendly performances, PBT also offers audio-described performances, audio program notes at www.pbt.org, large-print and braille programs, adaptive dance classes for students with autism, the Dance for Parkinson's class series and other accommodations for patrons with special needs. For more information, please visitwww.pbt.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility.


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